[ thah-saws; English they-sos, -sohs ]
/ ˈθɑ sɔs; English ˈθeɪ sɒs, -soʊs /
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a Greek island in the N Aegean. About 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km).
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OTHER WORDS FROM ThasosTha·si·an [they-shee-uhn, -shuhn, -see-uhn], /ˈθeɪ ʃi ən, -ʃən, -si ən/, adjective, noun
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How to use Thasos in a sentence
Massalla, with a number of other fugitives, sought safety in the island of Thasos, and soon after made submission to Antony.
Sailing with a fleet to Thasos, the Athenians defeated them at sea and effected a landing on the island.The History of the Peloponnesian War|Thucydides
An Athenian force must be stationed in the north, at Lemnos or Thasos.
From Thasos he might easily have invaded Macedonia and inflicted great damage upon that country, but he refrained from doing so.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
No forests exist on the island; all wood is brought from the coast of Rumelia or from Thasos.
British Dictionary definitions for Thasos
/ (ˈθæsɒs) /
a Greek island in the N Aegean: colonized by Greeks from Paros in the 7th century bc as a gold-mining centre; under Turkish rule (1455–1912). Pop: 13 761 (2001). Area: 379 sq km (146 sq miles)
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